Harry Styles’ third solo album, Harry’s House, is the product of a chain reaction. Had the pandemic not thrown his world into a tailspin in early 2020, he would’ve continued to tour behind Fine Line, his critically adored sophomore album, and played its songs hundreds of times for sold-out crowds around the world. A return to the studio was planned, of course, but when COVID-19 canceled those plans too, Styles faced an empty calendar for the first time in a decade. The singer opted to use this free time carefully, taking a solo road trip through Italy and visiting with family and friends for rare long, drawn-out stretches. It was an important moment of reevaluation. “You miss so many birthdays,” he told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “And eventually it's just assumed you're unable to be at stuff. Finally I was like, ‘I want to balance my life out a bit. Working isn’t who I am, it's something I do. I want to be able to put that down.’” His upbeat, lightly electronic third LP riffs on the concept of home, viewing it less as a geographical location and more as a state of mind—his mind. “Imagine it’s a day in my house, a day in my mind,” he said. “What do I go through? I’m playing fun music. I’m playing sad music. I have doubts. I’m feeling stuff.” Because of the pandemic, Styles recorded the songs with a small handful of longtime friends and close collaborators who gathered in a single room to drink wine, write, and play. That intimacy is reflected in the songs, which are conversational and casually confessional, as if he’s thinking out loud. Blending vintage folk rock with flickers of disco and a generally more relaxed sensibility, they illustrate a turning point in Styles’ career as he transitions even further towards career singer-songwriter. “For a while it was, how do I play that game of remaining exciting?” he says. “But I finally had a moment where I felt like, ‘Okay, I’m not the young thing, so I would like to really think about who I want to be as a musician.’” Read on for the inside story behind a handful of standout selections from Harry’s House. “Music for a Sushi Restaurant” “Daylight” “As It Was” “Matilda” “Boyfriends” “Cinema” “Love of My Life”
“After Fine Line, I had an idea of how I thought the next album would open. But there's something about ‘Sushi’ that felt like, ‘Nah, that's how I want to start.’ It becomes really obvious what the first song should be based on what you play for people when they’re like, ‘Oh, can I hear a bit of the music?’ It's like, how do you want to set the tone?”
“We were like, ‘We have to find a way to stay awake and finish this, because if we all go to bed, then this won’t turn out the way it would if we finished tonight.’ So we powered through, finished it, and went down to the beach as the sun was coming up and it was like, ‘Okay. Yeah.’ It felt correct that we'd finished it in that place. Life, and songs in particular, are so much about moments. In surfing, for example, sometimes you don't get the wave and sometimes the wave comes and you haven't practiced. But every now and again, the wave comes and you’re ready, you've practiced enough that you can ride it. Sometimes when the songs write themselves like that, it feels like, ‘Okay, there's a reason why sometimes I sit out there, falling off the board a bunch. It's for this moment.”
“‘As It Was,’ to me, is bittersweet. It’s devastating. It's a death march. It’s about metamorphosis and a perspective change, which are not necessarily things you have time with. People aren’t like, ‘Oh, we'll give you a couple more days with this moment and let you say goodbye to your former self,’ or whatever. No. Everyone is changing, and by the time you realize what’s happened, [the moment] is already gone. During the pandemic, I think we all at some point realized that it would never be the same as it was before. It was so obvious that it wouldn’t. You can't go backwards—we can’t as a society and I can’t in my personal life. But you learn so much in those moments because you’re forced to face things head-on, whether they’re your least favorite things about the world or your least favorite things about yourself, or all of it.”
“I had an experience with someone where, in getting to know them better, they revealed some stuff to me that was very much like, ‘Oh, that's not normal, like I think you should maybe get some help or something.’ This song was inspired by that experience and person, who I kind of disguised as Matilda from the Roald Dahl book. I played it to a couple of friends and all of them cried. So I was like, ‘Okay, I think this is something to pay attention to.’ It's a weird one, because with something like this, it's like, ‘I want to give you something, I want to support you in some way, but it's not necessarily my place to make it about me because it's not my experience.’ Sometimes it's just about listening. I hope that's what I did here. If nothing else, it just says, ‘I was listening to you.’”
“‘Boyfriends’ was written right at the end of Fine Line. I'd finished the album and there was an extra week where I wrote ‘Adore You,’ ‘Lights Up,’ and ‘Treat People With Kindness.’ At the end of the session for ‘Lights Up,’ we started writing ‘Boyfriends,’ and it felt like, ‘Okay, there's a version of this story where we get this song ready for this album.’ But something about it just felt like, no, it’ll have its time, let's not rush it. We did so many versions of it. Vocal. Acoustic. Electric guitar. Harmonies on everything, and then we took them out for chunks and put them back in for chunks. You try not to get ahead of yourself when you write a song, but there was something about this one where I felt like, ‘Okay, when I'm 50, if I'm playing a show, maybe there's someone who heard me for the first time when they were 15 and this is probably the song they came to see.’ Because I'm learning so much by singing it. It’s my way of saying, ‘I’m hearing you.’ It’s both acknowledging my own behavior and looking at behavior I've witnessed. I grew up with a sister, so I watched her date people, and I watched friends date people, and people don't treat each other very nicely sometimes.”
“I think I just wanted to make something that felt really fun, honestly. I was on a treadmill going, ‘Do-do-do-do-do-do.’ I tend to do so much writing in the studio, but with this one, I did a little bit here and then I went home and added a little bit there, and then kind of left it, and then went into the studio to put it all together. That was a theme across the whole album, actually: We used to book a studio and be like, ‘Okay, we've got it for two months, grind it out.’ But some days you just don't want to be there, and eventually you've been in the studio so long, the only thing you can write about is nothing because you haven't done anything. So with this album, we’d work for a couple of weeks and then everyone would go off and live their lives.”
“‘Love of My Life’ was the most terrifying song because it's so bare. It's so sparse. It’s also very much in the spirit of what Harry's House is about: I wanted to make an acoustic EP, all in my house, and make it really intimate. It’s named after [the Japanese pop pioneer Haruomi] Hosono, who had an album in the '70s called Hosono House. I immediately started thinking about what Harry’s House might look like. It took time for me to realize that the house wasn't a geographical location, it was an internal thing. When I applied that concept to the songs we were making here, everything took on new meaning. Imagine it's a day in my house or a day in my mind. What do I go through? I'm playing fun music. I'm playing sad music. I'm playing this, I'm playing that. I have doubts. I’m feeling stuff. And it’s all mine. This is my favorite album at the moment. I love it so much. And because of the circumstances, it was made very intimately; everything was played by a small number of people and made in a room. To me, it's everything. It's everything I've wanted to make.”
Harry Styles’ third solo album, Harry’s House, is the product of a chain reaction. Had the pandemic not thrown his world into a tailspin in early 2020, he would’ve continued to tour behind Fine Line, his critically adored sophomore album, and played its songs hundreds of times for sold-out crowds around the world. A return to the studio was planned, of course, but when COVID-19 canceled those plans too, Styles faced an empty calendar for the first time in a decade. The singer opted to use this free time carefully, taking a solo road trip through Italy and visiting with family and friends for rare long, drawn-out stretches. It was an important moment of reevaluation. “You miss so many birthdays,” he told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “And eventually it's just assumed you're unable to be at stuff. Finally I was like, ‘I want to balance my life out a bit. Working isn’t who I am, it's something I do. I want to be able to put that down.’”
His upbeat, lightly electronic third LP riffs on the concept of home, viewing it less as a geographical location and more as a state of mind—his mind. “Imagine it’s a day in my house, a day in my mind,” he said. “What do I go through? I’m playing fun music. I’m playing sad music. I have doubts. I’m feeling stuff.” Because of the pandemic, Styles recorded the songs with a small handful of longtime friends and close collaborators who gathered in a single room to drink wine, write, and play. That intimacy is reflected in the songs, which are conversational and casually confessional, as if he’s thinking out loud. Blending vintage folk rock with flickers of disco and a generally more relaxed sensibility, they illustrate a turning point in Styles’ career as he transitions even further towards career singer-songwriter. “For a while it was, how do I play that game of remaining exciting?” he says. “But I finally had a moment where I felt like, ‘Okay, I’m not the young thing, so I would like to really think about who I want to be as a musician.’” Read on for the inside story behind a handful of standout selections from Harry’s House.
“Music for a Sushi Restaurant”
“As It Was”
“Love of My Life”
Intended to be a mood, “Harry's House” is often good, always appealing, but infrequently interesting. It's meant to be background music at a barbecue or summer pool party, but Styles is too good at what he does — and at too crucial a point in his career — for that to be enough.How do you get Harry's house? ›
Harry's House is available to stream on Amazon Music, but you can also collect it on vinyl through the online retailer. And even though it hasn't even been released yet, it's already a No. 1 bestseller.Why is Harry's house upside down? ›
upside down. According to one of the popstar's fans, this was a clue as to how Harry wanted the album to be played: backwards. Sharing their theory on Twitter, they said it even gives the record a completely different vibe. "Harry's house is meant to be listened in reverse.What is Harry's most successful album? ›
The best-selling album by HARRY STYLES is FINE LINE, which sold over 3,646,799 copies .How long is harry style concert? ›
Harry Styles concerts typically last 2 hours.Will Harry's house be on Spotify? ›
Harry's House. Out Now. - playlist by Harry Styles | Spotify.Can you live stream the Harry Styles concert? ›
Harry Styles concert, “One Night Only in New York,” will be streamed on Apple Music Live. Apple is set to begin live streaming concerts of major artists under the new Apple Music Live brand and the Cupertino-based tech giant will kick off the feature with a Harry Styles concert which will happen in New York on May 21.Where is the Harry Styles pop-up in LA? ›
Los Angeles is one of nine cities worldwide hosting the multi-day pop-ups that coincide with the release of the 'Harry's House' album. The location is 805-811 North La Cienega Boulevard in the West Hollywood area.Did Harrys house get leaked? ›
Fans quickly discovered it wasn't just Harry's House that leaked, but additional unreleased songs from Styles' self-titled debut album, as well as One Direction demos from his early pop star days.Who is Harry Styles wife? ›
Since January 2021, Styles has been in a relationship with actress and director Olivia Wilde. Rolling Stone said in 2022 that "If Styles is already held up to a high standard, his potential partners are held to an unreachable one for some of his fans."
Harry's House is the third studio album by English singer and songwriter Harry Styles, released on 20 May 2022 by Columbia Records and Erskine. The album was largely written and recorded during 2020 and 2021 and has been noted as Styles' most introspective work.Can you go in the upside down house? ›
This dizzy destination is both flipped and crooked, the floor will leave you wondering how far you need to tilt to stay straight. The disorientation continues as your group parades through this unique attraction. The Upside Down House is open to the public.Who is Harry most shipped with? ›
Ron and Hermione
She is extremely type A, and he is the picture of type B. But Ron and Hermione show us that every relationship needs balance, and this is why they are Harry Potter 's number one 'ship, no matter what retconning J.K. Rowling tries to do on Twitter.
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Zayn Malik is also one of the biggest pop stars alive. They wouldn't get compared often, if not for the fact they were both in a little band called One Direction. In terms of their music, Styles and Malik couldn't be farther apart. In terms of success, they're comparable.Who is Harry greatest fan? ›
Meet Steve Petrick – the world's biggest Harry Potter fan.What is Harry's favorite song? ›
“I would say 'Matilda' is probably a personal favorite,” Styles said. “I think maybe 'Little Freak' is a personal favorite as well, just because I think it was rare and made in a hotel room in Tokyo.”What is Harry's favorite 1d song? ›
When asked what his favourite song was, he replied: "I really like Heart Attack." (Via MTV) Heart Attack is straight off One Direction's second studio album, Take Me Home. The 2012 song was never released as a single for the British group, but it is one of their more adult tunes.Can you meet Harry Styles after concert? ›
Like many artists, Harry Styles often hosts a meet and greet before or after his concerts. These events give you a chance to chat with Harry, get a hug, and ask for an autograph. While tickets tend to sell quickly and can be very expensive, this is perhaps the easiest and most reliable way to meet Harry Styles.How expensive is a Harry Styles concert? ›
Harry Styles 2022 tour schedule has 62 concerts lined up for this year. Harry Styles's next show will take place on October 23rd, 2022 at 8:00pm at the The Kia Forum, which is located at 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA. Harry Styles concert tickets range from $128.00 - $1710.00 a ticket.
Who is opening for Harry Styles in 2022? R&B artist Blood Orange (Devonté Hynes) supports Harry Styles at his 2022 New York concerts. Madison Square Garden is Harry's House from August 20 to September 21. The opening act for the five Austin shows will be helmed by LA trio Gabriels.When can I listen to Harry's house? ›
Harry's House is officially available to stream as of Friday (May 20). The arrival of Harry's House was preceded by “As It Was,” the lead single from the project. The song skyrocketed to No.How do I get invited to a party on Spotify? ›
- Open Spotify and play something.
- Tap. at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap Start a remote group session.
- Tap Invite friends. ...
- Select how you want to share, or choose Copy link and send it to your friends.
Harry Styles has now surpassed 24 million followers on Spotify.Is Apple Music live free? ›
Everyone with an Apple Music subscription will be able to tune in and watch the concert live from their devices at no extra cost.Where can I watch online concerts for free? ›
- Music Vault.
- World Concert Hall.
- MTV Live.
- Boiler Room.
- United We Stream.
In June, electronic band MUNA was announced as the supporting act for Styles' 2017 North American and European dates. Later that same month, Styles announced a further 56 tour dates in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and North America for 2018, playing arenas.How long is the wait for Harry's house pop-up? ›
Some shoppers say they waited for as long as six hours to get inside. Harry's House pop-up will continue to run for the rest of this week from Monday, May 23, 2022, to Thursday, 26, 2022.Does Harry Styles has a house in LA? ›
Property records show Styles sold the home in July 2019 for just $6 million. Located just above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West, the gated, 4,000-square-foot property boasts four bedrooms and six bathrooms.How long is Harry's house pop-up open for? ›
The pop-up is also called Harry's House and is a three-day shopping event timed for the release of the album.
Harry Styles is not one of the top celebrities known for responding to fan mail. In fact, there's little evidence that he's very good at responding to his fan mail at all.What are Harry Styles fan called? ›
Harry Styles reportedly earns upwards of $1 million per month, depending on what projects he's working on and whether he's touring.What songs were leaked from Harry's house? ›
Harry's House leaked rumours explained
According to several social media posts, Harry's unreleased songs Medicine and Anna were supposedly leaked, as well as all songs from the singer's new album.
Harry Styles addressed a fan theory on The Howard Stern Show that his new song "Daylight" is about Taylor Swift since she has a song with the same name. Read his short and sweet response below! Harry Styles is shedding some light on the inspiration behind his one of his latest singles.Who did Harry Styles have a baby with? ›
For years, people on the internet have claimed that the 28-year-old has a daughter whose name is Darcy Anne Styles. However, this is not true. The singer does not have any children and it's all fake news.Who is Harry Styles first love? ›
Abigail Crawshaw. One Direction fans uncovered the name of Harry's first girlfriend. He and Abigail appeared to date in 2007. Years later, they reunited at a 1D concert in 2015.Is Harry Styles adopted? ›
In a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, Nicks said, "He's Mick [Fleetwood]'s and my love child. When Harry came into our lives I said, 'Oh my God, this is the son I never had. ' So I adopted him."What is Harry's saddest song? ›
- From the Dining Table. What is this? ...
- Fine Line. What is this? ...
- Sign of the Times. What is this? ...
- Falling. What is this? ...
- Ever Since New York. ...
- Meet Me In The Hallway. ...
- Two Ghosts. ...
- Sweet Creature.
The former Los Angeles home of One Direction alumnus Harry Styles is on the market again. Set on a private gated lot above the Sunset Strip, the modern four-bedroom, six-bathroom house is listed at $7.995 million.
Gryffindor: Harry Styles
"He's been ever so brave, not making any fuss," his co-star Mark Rylance told The Evening Standard.
Upside Down House Hartbeespoort entrance fee
In 2020, the general admission charges for children aged between 4 to 7 years is R60 per person, while adults pay R90 per person. Children aged between 0 to 3 years do not pay any entry charges. The facility offers a discount for group visits.
This budget-friendly activity costs R100 for adults and R60 for children aged between 4 to 7 pay R60. Children aged 0 to 3 and pensioners older than 80 enter for free. The attraction is open daily.Why does the upside down house make you dizzy? ›
Upside Down House is 7 degrees diagonally angled and walking around may therefore cause dizziness or nausea. Before starting a tour around the house, take your time to adjust.